Thriller


Hidden : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: If you are looking for an exciting thriller with dashes of mystery and romance then HIDDEN is just for you! 

This one drew me in from almost the first page and the plot kept me guess right to the end! 


Book Description: Hidden is a thriller and concerns a female pyschologist called Kate Bennett and the young woman she is called in to help treat. There is a mystery behind the young woman (who was institutionalised after suffering a breakdown) but the story is really about Kate. She has had a traumatic life and is emotionally damaged, so much so that she can form but not maintain normal relationships, particularly with men. Her own, unresolved problems lend her empathy with patients and make her a good trauma counselor but make her own life a disaster.

Those who enjoy Patricia Cornwall, James Patterson, and Mary Higgins Clark will like HIDDEN.  

Author’s Inspiration:  Like all books it was a random idea that grew and grew and would not go away until it was written down.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Angelina Jolie

 

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This book is free 4/5-4/7.

Derick Parsons

  


I’m forty-six and the luckiest man in the world because I’m married to the perfect woman (who deserves better than me!) and have three young sons; every day I’m both amazed and thankful at how perfect each of them are. It seems I was born wanting to write and completed my first full-length book by the age of ten. I don’t write because I want to but because I must; it’s the only way to stay sane (mostly).

Favorite Food: Chinese

Favorite Place to Write: I write in an office I set up at home.
Favorite Music: I like all sorts of music from classical to rap, but mostly rock; almost anything except Boy/Girl bands!

 

Favorite TV show: My favorite tv show was Two and a half Men until Charlie Sheen left; now it’s the Big Bang Theory.

 

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Blood Orchids (The Lei Crime Series) : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: Like a good dish, this novel’s got it all – a fast paced suspense filled mystery with a twist of romance and Hawaiian flavor! 

I found Blood Orchids to be a captivating story with engaging characters in well described settings.


Book Description: Hawaii is a wonderful place to visit, but in this story, there is a killer out there who is preying on police officer Lei Texeira. She has a haunted pas that surfaces in the brutual death of two teenagers on Hilo. Will she be able to find this killer or will she become the next victim? 

Those who enjoyed the J.D. Robb’s In Death series will enjoy BLOOD ORCHIDS.  

Author’s Inspiration:  The Lei Crime Series is based on author’s experience as a mental health therapist dealing with the challenges of life in paradise and unfulfilled dreams of solving crime.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Grace Park

From the Book: Drowning isn’t pretty, even in paradise. The girl’s features were bloated by water and nibbled on by wildlife. She lay half embedded in silty mud, naked as a seal carcass. Long hair that might have been blonde wrapped around her like seaweed, one sparkly hair tie still in place on the side of her head.

Leilani Texeira grimaced at the sulphurous smell of the mud as she stepped into it, shiny regulation shoes disappearing, and squatted to inspect the body. After three years on the force in Hawaii she’d seen several drowned corpses, and had learned to stay detached as she looked for any signs of violence. Still, she was thankful for the small mercy of the girl’s closed eyes.

Her partner Pono’s voice was a bass drone interspersed with static as he called in the discovery on the radio. Lei stayed on her haunches, her eyes slowly surveying the entire overgrown area of the small county park. Invasive christmasberry bushes and clumps of tall pili grass competed along the unkempt banks. Midmorning sun leached reluctantly from under cloud cover as she spotted what looked like a bobbing coconut a few yards out. Lei glanced around—no palm trees ringed the pond.

She pushed her pant legs up and splashed forward into murky water warm as blood, clots of yellowish algae dotting the surface.

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This book is free 4/4-4/8.

Toby Neal

  


Toby Neal was raised on Kauai in Hawaii. She wrote and illustrated her first story at age 5 and has been published in magazines and won several writing contests. After initially majoring in Journalism, she eventually settled on mental health as a career and loves her work, saying, “I’m endlessly fascinated with people’s stories.”

She enjoys many outdoor sports including bodyboarding, scuba diving, beach walking, gardening and hiking. She lives in Hawaii with her family and dogs.

Toby credits her counseling background in adding depth to her characters–from the villains to Lei Texeira, the courageous and vulnerable heroine in the Lei Crime Series.

Favorite Place to Write: Office that was formerly her daughter’s room

 

Favorite Music: Pandora radio set to Rock Classic

 

 

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Deadly Lode : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: Mining, off-shore trading, short selling, and murder… oh my! This 2012 Richard Boes Award for best debut novel will have you guessing! 

Deadly Lode is a wonderfully entertaining book with an intricate plot!


Book Description: Trace Brandon’s rediscovery of the historic Sullivan Gold Mine, comes with more than high-grade ore. Cyrus “The Virus” McSweeny, a notorious stock promoter, wants a piece of the mine. As does the Pantelli crime family, who are willing to kill to get what they want.

Brandon is forced to forge some rather unorthodox alliances to maintain control of the Sullivan Mine . . . and to stay alive.

Readers who enjoy Clive Cussler, James Lee Burke, or Wilbur Smith will like DEADLY LODE.  

Author’s Inspiration:  Book is based on my personal experiences as a geologist, and my tenure as CEO of several small-cap mining companies.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Matthew McConaughey

From the Book: Cyrus’s resume was colorful, to say the least. He wrote the book on pump-and-dump stock scams. And he’d been accused, more than once, of naked short selling, selling shares he didn’t own, via his offshore accounts. His favorite scam, however, remained over-staking newly staked mining claims.

 

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This book is free 4/4-4/7.

Randall Reneau

  


Prior to becoming a writer, Mr. Reneau worked as a professional geologist in the U.S., Mexico, and West Africa. His first novel, Deadly Lode, won the 2012 Richard Boes Award. Diamond Fields is his second “Trace Brandon” novel. The third novel in the series, Ruby Silver, will be out soon.  Mr. Reneau served with the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam and Cambodia.  He lives with his wife, Lynne, in Austin, Texas.

Favorite Food: Tex-Mex

 

Favorite Place to Write:  My office

 

Favorite Music: 40’s music

 

 

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S’wanee: A Paranoid Thriller : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: Searching for a menacing thriller with an unexpected ending, then look no further than S’WANEE! 

The pacing of S’wanee will keep you on your seat and I cannot recommend it highly enough!


Book Description: A high school kid is recruited to the college of his dreams, tucked high in the Tennessee hills. He loves his new family of friends and professors…until they start to die off mysteriously. 

Readers of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Cornell Woolrich, and Arthur Machen will enjoy S’WANEE. 

Author’s Inspiration:  The book is based on a real place: Sewanee, the University of the South. I remember it as a child, and I went back to visit a couple years ago. It’s a beautiful, magical place, so naturally I had to turn it into a nightmare.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: A younger Shia LaBeouf

From the Book: Dinner was subdued, and there was more food to go around and more places to sit and spread out. The rumblings of anger and rebellion that flared over the past few days had quieted, and Rebel’s Rest simmered down to calm acceptance. Long gone were Caleb’s booming voice and Skit’s throaty cackle. Absent were Vail’s sweet demeanor and Bishop’s and Emerson’s testosterone-fueled one-upmanship. Post-dinner study time was oddly quiet without Sin’s soothing piano as Cody struggled through an essay on the main themes of Hamlet. 

“Why are so many people dying?” Cody asked, and Banjo said, “I don’t know,” and Elliott said, “I don’t know.” They’d all wondered the same thing.

 

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This book is free 4/3-4/4.

Don Winston

  


Don Winston grew up in Nashville, went to Princeton, and currently lives in Los Angeles. He works as a writer, actor, and occasional producer. He’s an Eagle Scout, loves dogs and hiking near the Hollywood sign, and tries to maintain his southern charm in a big city. “S’wanee” is his debut novel. His next thriller, “The Union Club” will be released in fall 2013, and he’s currently working on his third, a very twisted version of “Glee.”

Favorite Place to Write: My favorite place to write is my little office at the back of my house, overlooking my garden..

 

Favorite Music: I’m big into jazz and Big Band and Tiki bar music.

 

Favorite TV show: “Downton Abbey” is currently my favorite show, although I’m also partial to “Nashville,” since it’s my hometown. 

 

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The Hard Swim : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: Here’s another San Dyke novel that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!

If you like intricately woven plots, in-your-face action and a straightforward, no holds barred hero, you’ll need to get this book!


Book Description: A steamer carrying 658 Jewish refugees explodes in the Black Sea in 1942. In France, two years later, 31 young SAS soldiers are captured and executed in the heart of France.

Why is a British government minister trying to prevent the truth emerging about these two events from WWII? PI Sam Dyke finds himself in mortal danger as he attempts to find out.

Those who enjoy Robert Crais, John Sandford, Harlan Coben will enjoy THE HARD SWIM.  

Author’s Inspiration: I learned about the two historical events that form the background to the book a long time ago and thought it would be interesting to forge a link between them. Using my series character Sam Dyke I’ve been able to weave together the two events into an exciting story.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Clive Owen

From the Book: Within moments he heard steps running up towards him in pursuit, heavy footfalls on the metal staircase. As the man reached the top, Sam stood and turned back, rounding the corner, thrusting his weight forward.

  His chest collided with the chasing man, and in an instant he had extended his arms and spun the other round, hooked a foot around his ankles, and pushed. 

  A look of surprise and immediate fear traversed the man’s features, but then he was turned and gone, crashing in a headlong fall past two startled travellers who skittled rapidly out of his way.

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This book is free 4/3-4/5.

Keith Dixon

  


I spent a large part of my youth learning to be a writer, though I didn’t know it at the time. I changed jobs as often as I changed shirts. In the last twenty years I’ve worked as a copywriter, a psychologist, an English professor and a proofreader. All of which qualifies me to write books about a hard-bitten Private Investigator … 

I don’t have time for hobbies now because writing consumes me. If I had a hobby, it would be writing … so I could escape from the daily grind of writing.

 

Favorite Food: You can’t beat a good curry, and my favourite place to be is in the kitchen, making one. 

 

Favorite Place to Write: I write at a round table in a large room in a house in France.

 

Favorite Music: Alternative Country.

 

Favorite TV show: Justified and Walking Dead

 

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Three Free Thrillers for Kindle

Editor’s Note: Our fans asked us for more mysteries and thrillers, so we picked these three awesome free ones for them today! Grab two new mysteries to solve, or go on a thrilling adventure with one of these books!

 

The River Panj is free 4/4-4/7. Pink Balloons and A Real Piece of Work are free 4/3-4/4.



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